About Piemontegirl

I am a wine lover currently located in Boston. I drink wine mostly from Piemonte and Burgundy. Two summers in a row I have worked at Vietti in Piemonte.

Next stop – Piemonte!

Piemonte – It’s been too long!

After a sort of “hiatus” I am finally going back to Piemonte! Since I moved back to Oslo it’s not as easy to take a quick trip for the weekend as it was when I lived in Milan. But the time has finally come! Yay! As per usual, my schedule is jam-packed with lunches, dinners and winery visits.. And this time I will be visiting new wineries. Should be interesting!

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Since the trip is short, I will mostly be eating at the same places and seeing many of the “usual” people, but I am not complaining!! I can’t wait to eat at Osteria Veglio, More e Macine and Osteria Vignaiolo. Ciccio is of course on the itinerary along with some champagne! And I will probably be hanging around Annunziata with my friends (Altare, Corino, Veglio – and the geese!!)

If you’re in Piemonte October 12-15 let me know!

 

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Alessandro Veglio Dolcetto

Alessandro Veglio – getting better year after year

It’s always a pleasure to drink the wines of Alessandro Veglio, as you can pretty much taste the hard work and genuine effort he puts into his “grape juice”! Dolcetto is a very “basic” wine, but it’s one of my favorites. The one Alessandro Veglio makes is no exception. Balanced, well rounded, fresh, easy to drink: just as a good dolcetto should be! Alessandro started making wine fairly recently, and in my opinion his wines are getting better and better. Not that they were not good before. I opened a 2008 Barolo Gattera and it was absolutely fantastic! Way to go Ale!

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Wine: Dolcetto

Producer: Alessandro Veglio

Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy

Grape varieties: Dolcetto

Vintage: 2015

 

Eye: deep red color (typical of dolcetto)

Nose: cherries, dark fruits (plum), light, fresh,

Mouth: fruity, hit of chocolate, some licorice

Price Point: $15

Available at Vinmonopolet: Yes

Available at Systembolaget: No

Merete Bø has also reviewed the wine, check out her notes here.

Andrea Oberto – San Giuseppe

Andrea Oberto Barbera San Giuseppe

Andrea Oberto has become a new staple at Cantina Granveien, and hopefully I’ll bring some home after I visit them in October. As of now I do not know very much about the winery or the wines, but I will visit them in October and learn more about them! In the meantime you can check out Andrea Oberto’s wines here.

 

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Wine: Barbera San Giuseppe

Producer: Andrea Oberto

Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy

Grape varieties: Barbera

Vintage: 2015

 

Eye: bright ruby red

Nose: dark fruits, cherry, some spices

Mouth: dark berries, long finish, round tannins

Price Point: $16

Available at Vinmonopolet: Yes

Available at Systembolaget: No